Postgraduate course in collaboration between Nokia and TUT


IMPORTANT NOTE: Final meeting will be December 19, 12:00-15:00

Demo and poster session at Nokia Innovation Centre premises

(Instructions are at the end of this page)


Course description:


Mobile phone cameras are nowadays selling significantly more than other camera types together. For that reason, mobile imaging has become an essential part of current consumer photography. As world’s biggest mobile camera manufacturer, Nokia has certain interest towards image processing expertise. On the other hand, TUT has strong background in image processing research and education. To share information and provide education on this rapidly developing area, it is essential to find new ways of collaboration.


The Mobile Imaging course provides a wide and thorough overview on the area of mobile imaging. The course is organized in collaboration between TUT and Nokia, which makes it possible to utilize the image processing expertise on both sides.  The scope of the course consists of a variety of different aspects related to practical imaging related tasks carried out in the mobile devices.


The course consists of series of lectures given by the imaging experts of Nokia and TUT. In addition, a significant part of the course is also project work, in which the students can practically implement some specific tasks in the mobile imaging.


Course responsible:


Karen Egiazarian (Eguiazarian) TUT/SGN (Room TE 416, Phone 3115 3860, E-mail: karen.egiazarian <at>

Leena Lepistö NOKIA, Tampere (E-mail: leena.i.lepisto <at>




Courses: Digital Image Processing I & II.


Time and venue:


The lectures are organized in Nokia Innovation Center (NIC) premises, Hermia 11, Tampere.

The course will start on October 8, 14:00 (Lecture 1). Lectures 2 to 12 will be given starting from October 13 every Monday,

9:45-11:15 and 12:15-13:45. Last lecture day is November 17, 2008. Project topics will be assigned on November 3. The project reports should be returned on December 8. December 19 is the last day of the course, the project demos and posters will be presented by students at NIC premises.




The audience consists of post graduate students in the image processing area in TUT. Also all the interested participants in Nokia side are welcome to attend the course.

Due to a limited number of places at NIC, number of students will be restricted to max 25 people from Nokia and TUT each.




There are 24 hours of lectures:12 lectures of two hours each.


Project work:


The project work is a big part of the course. An estimated work load of the project work is approximately 50% of the whole course.


Lectures material and project tasks can be found HERE



Projects and Rules to implement the project


The project work should be implemented in the following two steps:

1)      A written report should be submitted by e-mail to karen.egiazarian <at> with a subject line “mobile imaging project report” by December 8, 2008:

2)      The projects accepted after a review of the project reports, will be allowed to be presented on a special Demo/Poster session. The students must attend the demo/poster session on December 19, 2008 and answer to the questions related to their work in the session.


                     The report should include a theory/introduction part in which students briefly review the topic, e.g. setting of the problem, state-of-the-art algorithms and publications, etc., and describe a theoretical background of the work.

            All the references used must be written in a reference list.


                     All the experiments should be well described with figures, plots, etc.


         The obtained results must be analyzed. There must be a covering discussion/conclusion part in the report for this. The student should demonstrate his/her understanding of the project topic in this part, so his/her own thinking should be demonstrated.

            The obtained results should be discussed with respect to the theory presented in the introduction.


Project tasks assignments


         Project tasks will be assigned to student by e-mail. Tasks are numbered as N.M., where N is a number of Lectures this project is related. Example, Project 4.2 shows that this project is related to Lecture 4.


Poster and demo on December 19, 12:00 – 15:00


1) Print three copies of your final project report and bring it with you.

2) Prepare a short description of your project report in the form of a poster and/or a computer demo.

3) Your poster paper material should not exceed the area 1.2 m x 1.9 m space (height x width). The heading of a poster should give the project number and your name.

4) You may present your report as a demo. Either bring your notebook with you for a demo, or send your demo to me by December 18, 18:00.